Greetings Chicago baseball fans!

The Old Timers are on Facebook, if you’re interested, and still here, but I’ve been posting rare photos and pieces from our archives there. I’ll do my best to cross-post. Any questions, feel free to email me!

Dick Savage, 105, officer and long-time member of the Old Timers has passed away after a prolonged illness. Details will be in the Sunday Chicago Tribune. His wake will be held at Benson’s funeral home on Monday night (3224 W Montrose, Chicago) with his funeral on Tuesday at 10AM at Our Lady of Mercy in Chicago.
Remembered for his uncanny wit and impeccable recall, Dick was a source of sports facts, from the legendary Babe Ruth point controversy through today’s players. He continued to write for his college paper annually until his death. His was a remarkable life.

Dick Savage

Dick Savage

2013 Cubs Tickets

howdy there, ol’ blue fans! I should have discount cubs tickets for 2013 shortly, so email me regardin these and quantities at mbraun at ameritech dotnet

We have season tickets, too, and for those games that require bleacher maniacs, enquire!


Mary's Monkeys: marysmonkeys.com

Knowing this young lady quite well, I’m hoping that you will drop in on her easy shop at marysmonkeys.com for a look at these marvelous sock monkeys! Kiss sock monkeys, David bowie as a sock monkey, and a lot of Rockford red heel authentic American sock monkeys made from all- USA materials and all from near Rockford , IL home to the All American Girls’ Baseball museum and Rockford sock monkey museum!



Angie Pontani of the World Famous Pontani Sisters from a film clip does her burlesque salute to baseball.



Our exclusive deals around the Chicago area, courtesy once again of Heron PR. This month, get $10 off FREUD’S LAST SESSION, a one-act play at the Mercury THeater, AND an outstanding offer from Geja’s as well. HAIRSPRAY opens, SCREWTAPE continues and there’s more. 

Many thanks to Noreen Heron and her staff for extending these to us!

Tis the Season…

A report from the Lone OldTimer in Arizona says how well-wired the park is for wifi and everything cool. Boxes next to the owner’s box were $45, and he and the gang send laughs at us who try to park anywhere near Wrigley Field (Cell fans have the gray matter to just hop the El to the door).


Have an excellent summer, all.  Catch ya around the ivy!



Diamondbacks preseason

Diamondbacks preseason

Cubs Dates for 2012, etc

Our Friday, May 4th day is sold out (of course: the tickets were 5 bucks plus tax); We have a few for Wedn. May 30th and Thurs. Aug 30, so email me asap.

OK, so I missed the Cubs Convention… and the Sox Convention. I’m in school for a few more classes (have I mentioned my 4.0 at both Triton and EIU?). It will be good to just sit back in the terraces and watch a few games without hassles among friends. Sorry, no overwhelming groundswell of screams for Sox tickets again, so I didn’t order any, although we’ll see you there, sometime this season.

Yours in baseball,